Why flowers, skulls and contact sheets together ? This book combines Bailey’s colour photographs of still-life flowers and skulls, with black & white contacts of his iconic celebrity portraiture and fashion work from the 1960s.
Is it as a commentary on mortality and the passing of time? Such a reading is tempting when comparing images of wilting roses with contacts of Brian Jones and John Lennon, both of whom appear confident in the prime of youth, unaware of the fates that will befall them.
But perhaps this is too much, and Bailey himself would probably tell you so... Enough said.
Page : 240 p. Format : 33 cm x 29 cm Specification : Premium Offset print, Hard cover in leather